The Chicago Bulls are currently on pace to win 45 games this season. However, there is still a chance to pick up that pace and finish the season on a strong note.
There's no doubt that Tom Thibodeau will have his team playing at their highest level every night they step on the court. When the Bulls play at their best, they can hang with the best teams in the league, even without their All-Star point guard Derrick Rose.
The Bulls certainly have the personnel and the mentality to reach and maybe even eclipse the 50-win mark. It's all a matter of whether the team will execute when the going gets tough.
Note: All stats are as of December 28, 2012.